Pretty Little Studio: Fall Days

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Welcome to the weekend, y'all!  I'm keeping busy with a yard sale today in hopes of generating a little income for school supplies, as well as to cover some of the everyday expenses that we seem to continually be behind on amidst taking care of a family of five; but I didn't want to miss stopping in here to share a new page that's up on the Pretty Little Studio blog today.  It was inspired by the gorgeous, watercolor, leaf die cuts that came in the April 2018 Freebie package and some seven-year-old photos that have been patiently waiting to make their way into an album.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding puddles of blue and orange watercolors to the 12" x 12" watercolor, paper, base page.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as purple and bright pink watercolors and Pure Black and Titanium White, acrylic paints.  The background was then stamped, in Jet Black, Strawberry Slush, Perfect Plum, and Lucky Limeade inks respectively, with a variety of different sizes of open and closed leaves.  That set the stage for my photos, which were matted with white cardstock and set atop piles of Potpourri, Feels Like Fall, and Savannah Dreams prints, most of which were anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  A cluster of leaves, including a couple hand-cut from the Falling Leaves print; one Cameo-cut from the Campfire print; an April 2018 Freebie Die Cut, popped up with foam tape; and a Falling Leaves Sequin, embellish the top, left corner of the larger photo.
The Cameo-cut, from Basic Black cardstock, "fall days ARE THE best DAYS" title, which was given lots of dimension and shine with Glossy Accents, was anchored with more Cameo-cut, from the I Love Fall print, and hand-cut, from the Falling Leaves print, leaves.  Another Falling Leaves Sequin and April 2018 Freebie Die Cut create its right-side boundary.
The smaller photo was backed with a snippet of cheesecloth and anchored with a "love this" April 2018 Freebie, phrase die cut, as well as a "SO MUCH FUN TOGETHER" Say It Clear Sticker, backed with white cardstock and popped up with foam tape.
Another Cameo-cut, from the Pile of Leaves print, leaf, as well as one final Falling Leaves Sequin, anchors a Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card...
which was stapled with a "NOVEMBER" Get Tabbed Die Cut.  A scattering of mustard, enamel dots completes the look.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Speaking of Fall (The Craft's Meow); Fall-O-Ween (Market Street Stamps) Paper: white (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Basic Black (SU!); Feels Like Fall: Feeling Thoughtful 8x8; Savannah Dreams: So Much Happiness 12x12; Potpourri: Falling Leaves 8x8, Favorite Season 8x8, Be Mindful 8x8, Campfire 8x8, I Love Fall 8x8, & Pile of Leaves 8x8 (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger); Strawberry Slush, Perfect Plum, & Lucky Limeade (SU!) Other: watercolors (Kuretake); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Glossy Accents (Ranger); enamel dots (MME); 8 Leaves cut file & Cameo (Silhouette); Fall Days Are the Best Days cut file (; foam tape (Super Glue); cheesecloth (Dritz); gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); staples & stapler (office supply store); Savannah Dreams: Say It Clear Sticker; Potpourri: Falling Leaves Sequin Mix; Sunny Memories: Get Tabbed Die Cut; XOXO: Love Today 3x4 Journaling Card; April 2018 Freebie (PLS)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the photos and the title work!

Lisa Elton said...

I agree, I love fall! All of the leaves you've added are delightful and I like the colors. Those smiles say it all. Another darling page Jinny!